Janet Sillett, LGIU’s Head of Briefings, writes on the government’s failure to clearly communicate with local government regarding Covid-19 guidance and around vaccines, as well as a lack of local involvement and accountability from central government.
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Climate friendly Argyll and Bute
Cllr Trish Robertson introduces the way the Highland Council is developing its transport network through encouraging active travel, better supporting the public transport network and integrating Electric Vehicle infrastructure.
Cllr Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction for Glasgow City Council outlines the importance of the circular economy to the council and how they plan to reduce the city’s waste and the impact on the planet as well as improve living standards for residents in the council’s first circular economy route map.
Following Super Thursday and approximately 5000 UK elections, Vuelio and LGIU have created an infographic pack of maps showcasing the results. Click on the links here to download printable maps of Devolved Governance, Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioners.
In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West reflects on the recent announcements around levelling up and devolution that have come out of Whitehall, particularly given the implications of this month’s local election results.
Longford County Council’s award-winning adoption of remote working technologies in the face of Covid-19
Longford County Council’s innovation and leadership in adopting digital technology to allow councillors to continue to serve their communities throughout the pandemic, including being the first municipal district to hold a virtual meeting in 2020, led to them picking up the award for “Outstanding Initiative through the Municipal Districts” at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local…
Former ‘new councillor’ and LGIU associate Chris Hayes has some wise words for new councillors to make the most of their term of office.
The new term has begun, with newly elected and returning MSPs inducted into Holyrood this week to be formally approved. But what is happening behind the scenes? Kim Fellows fills us in, reflecting on the priorities and challenges for this term.
After last week’s elections, the results paint a complex picture for local government. In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West argues that they tell us more about the influence of local issues – not just national politics – and that dividing the country into convenient blocs can often obscure what’s really happening.